In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which was recognized across the country from April 10 - 16, 2016, NVRDC held a series of events to raise awareness for crime victims' rights and to show our support for victims of all types of crime.
On Tuesday, April 12th, our staff, volunteers, and community partners, including Ayuda and the DC Victims Hotline, canvassed outside of Metro stations across the city to raise awareness and spread the word about NCVRW to DC commuters and residents. We also held our third Twitter Town Hall with partners including the National Center for Victims of Crime, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Pave, the National Crime Victims' Law Institute, and survivor participants, with special tweets from the Office of Victim Services. The town hall offered an opportunity to talk about survivors' experiences in the criminal legal system and to raise online awareness for crime victims' rights and ways people can get involved in supporting victims.
Our biggest and final event of the week was our Run for Rights Sur5K on Saturday, April 16th at East Potomac Park. It was a beautiful day for a run or a walk around Hains Point in honor of crime victims in the District. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the event!
If you would like to see more photos from the Run for Rights Sur5K, head over to the Facebook album.
This event was made possible by a grant from the National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Project and the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and the following sponsors: